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-- Synopsis:
     John Lindsay (Robinson) is a law professor who is asked by a local civic leader to help bring down the organized crime that is plaguing his city. Lindsay accepts and eventually recruits several of his law students to help infiltrate the mob ranks and eventually turn the tables on the very man who requested Lindsay's help in the first place.

  * Features
     This film is good if you are a Edward G. Robinson or swing dance fan. Features Swing, Suzy Q. Big Apple, Shag, Truckin' and the Shimmy. Believe it or not, Edward G. Robinson does all these dances as well in this film.

Robinson doing the Shag Robinson does a lttle Shag Robinson does the Truckin dance Robinson does the Suzy-Q

  More Film Information below





1938 Columbia/Tristar Studios Alexander Hall DVD | VHS


Country Made:



83 minutes USA English Black and White


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Featured Dance

Dance Rating

Drama / Crime
Edward G. Robinson Jitterbug Very Good

Known Dancers


Actors / Actresses

Barbara O'Neil Morris Stoloff (musical director) Arthur Loft (Tom Ross)
Bess Flowers   Barbara O'Neil (Jerry Lindsay)  
Edward G. Robinson   Charles Halton (George Leander)  
    Douglas Wood (District Attorney Beery)
    Edward G. Robinson (John Lindsay)
    Fay Helm (Mrs. Butler)
    Ivan Miller (Inspector Gleason)
    John Beal (Paul Ferguson)
    Louis Jean Heydt (J.W. Butler)
    Marc Lawrence (Eddie Girard)
    Otto Kruger (Eugene Ferguson)
    Robert Middlemass (Moss Kitchell)
    Wendy Barrie (Frankie Ballou)

Dances performed in this film

Special Dance Interest

the Big Apple the Suzy-Q n/a Swing dances  | Jitterbug
the Jitterbug Truckin'   Unusual Actor dancing
the Shimmy      
Collegiate Shag      

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